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Gene Findings Unlocking Reasons for Neuroblastoma Risk

--Whole-Genome Searches Are Revealing Secrets of a Childhood Cancer-- PHILADELPHIA, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new studies from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia advance the search for genetic events that result in neuroblastoma, a puzzling, often-deadly type of childhood ca...

Study Results Present Efficacy and Safety Findings from the PHIRST-1 Study of Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Taking Tadalafil Tablets Once Daily

Data Findings Published in June Issue of Circulation SILVER SPRING, Md. and INDIANAPOLIS, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR ) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) today announced the results of a pivotal 16-week study showing that a once-dail...

Prometheus Announces New Findings Regarding Patients at Risk for Celiac Disease at DDW

New Insights into the Prediction of IBD Using Serology Testing Also Presented SAN DIEGO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, announced new findings regarding a correlation between an important serologic marker used in the det...

Applying Clinical Findings to the Practice of Medicine

New research offers hope, propels treatment for common orthopaedic conditions LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) presented four research awards to scientists who are closing the gap between...

New PRO2000 HIV-Prevention Findings Important Milestone on Path Toward Development of Effective Vaginal Microbicide

Dr. Zeda Rosenberg, CEO of the International Partnership for Microbicides, issued the following statement on the results of the Phase II/IIb safety and effectiveness study of BufferGel and PRO2000 (0.5 percent concentration): SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Microbicide Trials N...

New Research Suggests Platelet 'Stickiness' May be the Single Most Important Risk Factor in Patients Treated with Coronary Stents - Findings May be Applicable to Anyone with Vascular Disease

BALTIMORE, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Most Americans know their cholesterol level, but do they know how "sticky" their platelets are? Research findings from Dr. Paul A. Gurbel, an interventional cardiologist and Director of the Sinai Center for Thrombosis Research based at Sinai Hospital of Baltimor...

Dramatic JUPITER Findings Fail to Sway Prescribing Behavior, Poll Shows

Results reveal most respondents against expanding statin use broadly in wake of AHA-presented data LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- JUPITER, a clinical trial suggesting rosuvastatin may lower the cardiovascular risk of healthy patients with elevated CRP, should not prompt univ...

Tibotec Presents Interim Findings for TMC435, an Investigational Genotype 1 Hepatitis C Treatment, at the AASLD Liver Meeting 2008

Nearly 90 percent of patients achieve undetectable viral load in Phase IIa trial within 28 days of combined treatment with standard of care SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- New clinical data show antiviral activity of TMC435, an investigational protease inhibitor (PI) being developed by...

Nventa Presents Findings on Proprietary Toll-like Receptor 3 (TLR3) Agonist, Poly-ICR, at World Vaccine Congress

Findings Confirm Potency of Poly-ICR as Vaccine Adjuvant SAN DIEGO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nventa Biopharmaceuticals Corporation (TSX: NVN) today presented positive data from preclinical studies using its proprietary Toll-like Receptor 3 agonist, Poly IC-Poly Arginine (Poly-I...

Prometheus Presents Findings From Development of PROMETHEUS(R) IBS Diagnostic, First Blood Test for IBS, at ACG Annual Scientific Meeting

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced findings from its development of PROMETHEUS(R) IBS Diagnostic, the first and only blood test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The findings suggest measurable differences in th...

New Findings Show Efficacy of REMICADE(R) Compared With Azathioprine in Treatment of Crohn's Disease According to First-of-its Kind Study

Data from SONIC Trial Showed REMICADE Therapy is More Likely to Induce Steroid-Free Remission and Mucosal Healing Compared with Standard Immunomodulator, Azathioprine ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Data presented for the first time from the Phase 3b Study of Patie...

More Findings on Gene Involved in Childhood Asthma

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asthma researchers have found that a gene variant known to raise the risk of childhood asthma in European children plays a similar role in white American children, but not in African American children. The most common chronic illness among ch...

Interleukin Genetics to Present Important New Findings at 2008 World Congress on Osteoarthritis

Genetic Variations Identify Predisposition to More Severe Knee Osteoarthritis WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (Amex: ILI ), announced today that Kenneth Kornman, Ph.D., the company's Chief Scientific Officer, will ...

VAI Findings Could Aid Diagnosis and Treatment of Several Types of Kidney Cancer

Van Andel Institute researchers are first to associate unique DNA changes with several types of renal cell carcinoma GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Institute (VAI) researchers have identified unique DNA changes in each of several types of renal cell carcin...

Halozyme Therapeutics Announces Positive Findings With Pegylated Enzyme in Prostate Cancer Models

- Systemic treatment with chemotherapy and pegylated enzyme produces significantly enhanced survival compared to chemotherapy alone - - Pegylated enzyme well tolerated - SAN DIEGO, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO ), a biopharma...

FDA Updates Label for AVANDIA(R) to Include Clinical Findings Demonstrating Sustained Glycemic Control for Up to Five Years

Data Provides Further Information on AVANDIA as a Safe and Effective Treatment Option for Appropriate Type 2 Diabetes Patients PHILADELPHIA, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announces today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the prescr...

Tengion Scientists Publish Key Preclinical Findings Demonstrating the Benefits of Organ Regeneration Vs. Repair

Study Showing Results of Tengion Neo-Bladder Augment(TM) to be Featured in July Issue of the Journal of Urology EAST NORRITON, Pa., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of neo-organs and neo-tissues, announced ...

Study Findings Show Infection Control Intervention Helps Keep Kids in School

Disinfecting and using hand sanitizers helped reduce absenteeism rates in elementary schools BOSTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study from researchers at Children's Hospital Boston published in Pediatrics found that a simple infection control intervention in elementary schools -- dis...

Landmark ATHENA Study Findings With Multaq(R) (dronedarone) Shows 24% Reduction In Cardiovascular Hospitalization or Death in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today that findings from the landmark ATHENA study showed Multaq(R) (dronedarone), a potential therapy for the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, decreased ...

ISTA Pharmaceuticals Announces New Phase III Clinical Findings to Support Bepreve NDA Filing

Company Will Seek Label for the Treatment of Ocular Itching Associated with Allergic Conjunctivitis IRVINE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA ), today announced positive results from the preliminary analysis of its second ...

ACORN Presents Findings of Collaborative Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Research

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, April 15th, Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, President of the Accelerated Community Oncology Research Network, Inc. presented findings at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in San Diego. The Phase II study tested a nov...

Halozyme Therapeutics Presents Findings on Combinations of rHuPH20 Enzyme With Bisphosphonates at the American Association for Cancer Research Conference

- Data Support Intravenous to Subcutaneous Conversion - SAN DIEGO, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO ), a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products targeting the extracellular matrix, today announced new pre-clinical f...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Contributors Highlight Research Findings About Cardiovascular Benefits Associated With Omega-3 Fatty Acids

ROCHESTER, Minn., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of research studies have documented how the oils known as omega-3 fatty acids can benefit the cardiovascular system, particularly among people diagnosed with coronary artery disease. The incredible volume of research on this topic...

Recent Findings from the Framingham Offspring Study Show Low Numbers of LDL Particles (LDL-P) by NMR are Associated With Fewer Heart Disease Related Events than Equivalently Low Levels of LDL Cholesterol (LDL-C).(1)

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent study from the landmark Framingham trial demonstrates the clinical significance of knowing the number of LDL particles (LDL-P) by NMR in the management of a patient's risk for heart disease. This longitudinal outcomes study shows that low ...

Pharmacopeia Announces Additional Positive Findings from Phase 1 Multiple Ascending Dose Study of PS433540 (DARA)

Results Show Statistically Significant Indications of PS433540's Potential in Treating Hypertension PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmacopeia (Nasdaq: PCOP), an innovator in the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics, announced...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Report Findings from Research on Sleep Disorders

Researchers share updates about sleep apnea and sleep behavior disorders ROCHESTER, Minn., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic physicians offered updates about diagnosing and treating patients with a variety of sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea and sleep behavior ...

Sports Legacy Institute Announces Findings of Forensic Examinations on Wrestler Chris Benoit's Brain

Neuropathological Tests Find Evidence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Consistent with Numerous Brain Injuries NEW YORK, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading medical experts associated with the Sports Legacy Institute today appeared with Michael Benoit, father of professional wrest...

Grantees of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Prevention Research Initiative Gather in Houston to Report Interim Findings

Unique Collaborative Meeting Includes Leading Scientists Investigating Pregnancy and Breast Cancer Prevention HOUSTON, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen scientists investigating novel means for primary prevention of breast cancer by studying the natural impact of pregnancy on b...

New Anti-TNF Golimumab Significantly Reduced Signs and Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis According to Phase 3 Study Findings

Patients with Painful and Progressive Form of Inflammatory Spinal Arthritis Receiving Monthly Golimumab Treatment Showed Marked Improvements in Physical Function BOSTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of patients receiving monthly subcutaneous (SC) injections of...

Helix Biopharma to Present L-DOS47 Lung Cancer Research Findings at the Fourth International Conference on Tumor Microenvironment in Florence, Italy

- Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP /Frankfurt: WKN 918864) AURORA, ON, March 5 /CNW/Dr. Heman Chao, Vice President of Research at Helix BioPharma Corp., a developer of novel cancer therapeutics, will be presenting a scientific poster at the Fourth International Conference on Tumor Microenvi...

DVT Awareness Survey Findings for Respondents in High-Risk Groups: Obese Individuals

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Up to two million Americans are affected each year by DVT, with up to 600,000 hospitalized. Its primary complication, pulmonary embolism (PE), claims up to 300,000 lives annually -- more than breast cancer and AIDS combined. The Coalition to Prevent Dee...

Acuity One-Year Findings Meet All Primary Endpoints in Favor of Angiomax (Bivalirudin) Alone Treatment Group

Major Bleeding in Patients Treated for Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) Nearly Triples the Risk of Death at One Year NEW ORLEANS, March 26, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- One-year findings from the landmark ACUITY trial show that acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients in the "Angiomax(R) (bivalirudin) alone" ...

Landmark Findings From ECLIPSE Program Show Improved Control of Perioperative Hypertension Reduces Risk of Death In Cardiac Surgery

Largest Randomized Safety Program of Intravenous Antihypertensives to Date Presented at ACC Scientific Sessions NEW ORLEANS, March 27, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Findings from ECLIPSE**, the largest safety program comparing intravenous antihypertensive therapies, show that improved control of ...

Pivotal Phase III Findings With Investigational Drug Cleviprex (Clevidipine) Demonstrate Perioperative Blood Pressure Control In Cardiac Surgery

First Presentation of Comparative Data from ECLIPSE, Largest Safety Program of Intravenous Antihypertensive Agents NEW ORLEANS, March 27, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Favorable findings of the investigational drug Cleviprex(TM) (clevidipine) compared to current intravenous antihypertensive agent...

Bionovo to Present Recent Findings of BZL101, Its Anti-cancer Agent, at the American Association of Cancer Research

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 16, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bionovo, Inc. will present findings on the mechanism of action of its anti-cancer agent BZL101, which is advancing to Phase 1/2 clinical testing for late stage breast cancer at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) being hel...

Abraxis BioScience Presents Pre-Clinical Findings That Support Role of SPARC Expression in Cancer and the Role of the Nanoparticle Albumin Bound (nab) Technology Platform in Targeting the Pathway

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 19, 2007 - Abraxis BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABBI), an integrated, global biopharmaceutical company, announced results from two pre-clinical studies that support the role of SPARC (secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine) expression in cancer and Abraxis' nanop...

Columbia Laboratories Reports Preliminary Findings from the Ongoing Data Analysis of the Phase III Clinical Study of PROCHIEVE 8% (progesterone gel) to Prevent Preterm Birth

LIVINGSTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 26, 2007 - Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRX) today announced that preliminary results from the ongoing data analysis of the recently-completed randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind Phase III clinical trial of PROCHIEVE(R) 8% (progesterone gel) ...

ImmunoGen, Inc. Announces Clinical Findings for Three TAP Compounds for Solid Tumors Are to be Reported at ASCO

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2007 - ImmunoGen, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMGN), a biopharmaceutical company that develops targeted anticancer therapeutics using its Tumor-Activated Prodrug (TAP) technology, today announced that clinical findings for three different TAP compounds for the treatment...

Prana Biotechnology Presents New Key Findings on PBT2

PBT2 Alters Biomarkers and Rapidly Improves Cognition in two distinct models of Alzheimer's Disease MELBOURNE, Australia - June 7, 2007 - Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ: PRAN / ASX: PBT), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of treatments for neurodegenerative d...

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals and Fox Chase Publish Findings on Immune Deficiency

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 08, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the publication of new findings from a joint research project with scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. Together with David L. Wiest, Ph.D., Lexicon researchers have di...
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